Jaylon Sherrell, MBA

Incoming PhD Student

Inquisitive - Focused - Diligent

About Me

Under the guidance of Dr. Bahareh Javadizadeh, I study a wide variety of topics within Organizational Behavior, including identity, diversity, motivation, impression management, OCBs, and employees' ethical behaviors in the organization.


Leveraging qualitative and quantitative approaches, I have gained experience working on several research projects, as well as the opportunity to present for entities including the Western Academy of Management (WAM) and Southern Management Association (SMA).


Much of my research has been informed by my years of industry experience within the Human Capital and Workforce Management technology industry. Hereby, I have had the privilege of working on projects and campaigns with numerous Fortune 500 clientele in several different industries.


Prior to now, I have earned two separate Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Communications with a minor in Spanish language, as well as an MBA degree.




My research is currently organized into two distinct streams:

  • The intersection of technology (i.e., gamification, AR/VR, social media) and employees' behavior in the organization. 

  • How identity shapes and molds experiences for employees within the workplace.

Research In-Progress:

  • Sherrell, J. & Javadizadeh, B. "Code-Switching and Employee Threat in the Workplace."

    • Paper accepted and presented at Southern Management Association (SMA) in November 2021.

  • Sherrell, J. & Javadizadeh, B. Is it just a game? Casual video game play improves employee performance

    • Paper accepted and presented at Western Academy of Management (WAM) in April 2021.

  • Javadizadeh, B., Miles, J., Sherrell, J., & Amirian, M. Why good employees do bad things: The dark side of engaging in impression management motivated OCB.

    • Paper accepted to Western Academy of Management (WAM) in March 2022.


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